Bold action is needed to transform Scotland’s economy to achieve a ‘fair and green recovery’ following COVID-19 and the ways we own and use land are central to this, according to the Scottish Land Commission’s new three-year strategic plan.
Decisions made about land that consider the long-term impact on people’s lives, the environment and local community, will result in greater public benefit, according to a new Land Rights and Responsibilities Protocol published by the Scottish Land Commission.
The Scottish Land Commission has published its interim report which will form the basis of advice to the Scottish Government on the establishment of new Regional Land Use Partnerships. The report sets out the emerging direction of the Commission’s proposals, informed by stakehol
The business model used by most large UK private housebuilders cannot deliver the necessary level of rural housing in Scotland, according to a new report. Published today by Savills for the Scottish Land Commission, ‘The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Rural Scotland’, has
Guidance published this week by the Scottish Land Commission argues that wellbeing should be a central consideration when assessing the business case for developing vacant or derelict land. There are an estimated 11,000 hectares of such land nationally and much of it sits in areas with the greatest
Scotland’s reliance on the speculative private development model will not help to achieve the level of new homes needed or help build more affordable homes and the whole system requires fundamental reform, according to the Scottish Land Commission.
The Scottish Land Commission has appointed Emma Cooper as head of land rights and responsibilities, which will see her spearhead the organisation’s work shaping change on the ground to ensure more people benefit from Scotland’s land. Formerly CEO of Scottish Rural Action, Emma Cooper wil
With the Community Right to Buy for Sustainable Development coming in to place last weekend, land commissioner Megan MacInnes looks at what it means for communities and for land reform. Last weekend marked the launch of the latest in the Scottish Government’s land reform toolkit – the Co
Scotland should look to international examples of land ownership, use, and management to inform its land reform programme, the Scottish Land Commission has said. Its report entitled Review of International Experience of Community, Communal and Municipal Ownership of Land identifies three themes wher
Experienced land manager Harriet Donald has joined the Scottish Land Commission to work on proposals for Regional Land Use Partnerships across Scotland. Ms Donald joins on secondment from the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA).
Shona Glenn, head of policy and research at the Scottish Land Commission, shares her vision for tackling Scotland’s legacy of vacant and derelict land to reduce the negative impact that these sites are having on our urban populations. It’s well known that life expectancy in Scotland is l
Kathie Pollard, policy officer at the Scottish Land Commission, explores how a new framework can help decision-makers assess the impact of vacant and derelict land (VDL) sites on their local communities. "This land can have a profound effect on the wellbeing of locals:” Darren McGarvey –